Protecting migrant women, refugee women and women asylum seekers from gender-based violence (Istanbul Convention) (2019)
Migrant women, with or without documents, and women asylum seekers are
particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence. Although their reasons for leaving
their country vary, as does their legal status, both groups are at an increased
risk of violence and face similar difficulties in overcoming such violence. That is
why the Istanbul Convention ensures that its provisions are implemented without
discrimination on the grounds of migrant status, refugee status or other status
(Article 4, paragraph 3).